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Bradford City 0-0 Port Vale

Neither Bradford City nor Port Vale could hand their new manager a victory on the first day of the League One season in a goalless draw played out in front of a bumper 18,558 crowd at Valley Parade.

But Bradford's Stuart McCall will have more positives to take from his side's performance than opposite number Bruno Ribeiro as the home side dominated large chunks of the match without being able to supply a finishing touch to their attractive football.

The nearest City came to scoring was in the 12th minute when Billy Clarke saw his shot diverted on to the crossbar by goalkeeper Jak Alnwick.

Twice striker James Hanson just failed to connect with inviting crosses while Clarke again and new signings Nicky Law and Romain Vincelot also went close to breaking the deadlock.

Vale, who included five new signings in their starting line-up, rarely threatened the Bradford goal but almost snatched victory in the last minute of normal time when substitute Christopher Mbamba scuffed his shot with the goal at his mercy from Paulo Tavares' cross.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bradford

  • 1Doyle
  • 3Meredith
  • 22Knight-Percival
  • 6Vincelot
  • 29McMahon
  • 7Marshall
  • 4Law
  • 24Devine
  • 20MoraisSubstituted forAndersonat 69'minutes
  • 9Hanson
  • 10ClarkeSubstituted forHiwula-Mayifuilaat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Hiwula-Mayifuila
  • 12Sattelmaier
  • 16Anderson
  • 25Webb-Foster
  • 26Kilgallon
  • 31Boateng

Port Vale

  • 1Alnwick
  • 5KnopsBooked at 90mins
  • 24Smith
  • 4Streete
  • 2Purkiss
  • 11Foley
  • 8TavaresBooked at 59mins
  • 42Grant
  • 14ThomasSubstituted forPereiraat 76'minutes
  • 9CiciliaSubstituted forForresterat 70'minutes
  • 28de FreitasSubstituted forMbambaat 57'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Mac-Intosch
  • 10Hooper
  • 15Forrester
  • 16Mbamba
  • 21Pereira
  • 23Boot
  • 27Amoros
Referee:
Darren Deadman
Attendance:
18,558

Match Stats

Home TeamBradfordAway TeamPort Vale
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home12
Away8
Shots on Target
Home1
Away2
Corners
Home11
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Bradford City 0, Port Vale 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bradford City 0, Port Vale 0.

Attempt missed. Quentin Pereira (Port Vale) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Booking

Kjell Knops (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Mark Marshall (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kjell Knops (Port Vale).

Paul Anderson (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Anton Forrester (Port Vale).

Foul by Tony McMahon (Bradford City).

Sam Foley (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Tony McMahon (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Anton Forrester (Port Vale).

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Nathaniel Knight-Percival.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Quentin Pereira.

Attempt missed. Anton Forrester (Port Vale) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. James Hanson (Bradford City) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Quentin Pereira replaces Jerome Thomas.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by James Meredith.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Anton Forrester replaces Rigino Cicilia.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Paul Anderson replaces Filipe Morais.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila replaces Billy Clarke.

Romain Vincelot (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Rigino Cicilia (Port Vale).

Foul by Billy Clarke (Bradford City).

Anthony Grant (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Booking

Paulo Tavares (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Tony McMahon (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Paulo Tavares (Port Vale).

Attempt missed. Paulo Tavares (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Chris Mbamba replaces Anthony de Freitas.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Anthony Grant.

Billy Clarke (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Paulo Tavares (Port Vale).

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Remie Streete.

Attempt missed. James Hanson (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Anthony Grant.

Foul by Romain Vincelot (Bradford City).

Anthony Grant (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Anthony de Freitas.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Millwall11003033
2Gillingham11003123
3Scunthorpe11003123
4Walsall11003123
5Bury11002023
6Peterborough11003213
7Bolton11001013
8MK Dons11001013
9Swindon11001013
10Chesterfield10101101
11Fleetwood10101101
12Northampton10101101
13Oxford Utd10101101
14Bradford10100001
15Port Vale10100001
16Rochdale100123-10
17Coventry100101-10
18Sheff Utd100101-10
19Shrewsbury100101-10
20Wimbledon100113-20
21Bristol Rovers100113-20
22Southend100113-20
23Charlton100102-20
24Oldham100103-30
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